On TV this Friday: It’s victory or (succu)bust on the Lost Girl season finale, Kiefer Sutherland fans will revel in a Touching extra episode, ABC is back to wondering What Would You Do? and Tyler Perry takes on his toughest directing gig yet: getting the Top Model girls to walk and talk at the same time. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (always linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar tonight.
8 pm Shark Tank (ABC) | Season 4 premiere: Budding entrepreneurs pitch a ticket-free coat-check system, a belt buckle that doubles as a beverage holder and a solution to bedbug infestation. I know the first and third ideas are probably better for humanity at large, but the second one’s got my vote!
8 pm Touch (Fox) | In a new “bonus episode” before the series’ Season 2 premiere on Oct. 26, Martin’s car mysteriously goes kaput in the town where he first became a reporter.
8 pm America’s Next Top Model: College Edition (The CW) | The girls don crazy get-ups and then hit Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade, where Tyler Perry – yep, you read that right – directs them to interact with passers-by. Why do I feel like I’d enjoy this more if Madea were ordering the girls around?
9 pm Primetime: What Would You Do? (ABC) | Season premiere: In case you didn’t get your fill of Shark Tank’s Barbara Corcoran at 8 pm, the real estate pro shows up on the ethical dilemma hour as a woman who fights back against a sexist job interviewer.
9 pm The Ultimate Fighter Fridays (FX) | In the two-hour Season 16 premiere, more than 30 hopeful welterweights – coached by former UFC heavyweight champ Shane Carwin and the series’ Season 10 winner Roy “Big Country” Nelson – face off. The ultimate winner takes home a six-figure UFC contract (and, I’m guessing, some internal bleeding).
10 pm 20/20 (ABC) | The 34-year-old weekly “news” journal returns with an exposé of nasty neighbors.
10 pm Lost Girl (Syfy) | Season 2 finale: Bo is forced to lead her friends into battle sooner than expected. (Have no fear: Our favorite Fae will be back for Season 3, with at least one kickass guest star in tow.)
10 pm Strike Back (Cinemax) | Scott, Richmond and Baxter shut down a weapons-diversion scheme… and then the police want to do the same to Section 20.
10 pm Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO) | Maher interviews John Legend and sportscaster Bob Costas.
Which of the above is must-see for you? Also, hit Comments to offer your own tune-in suggestions.Follow @kimroots